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Old 09-03-2010, 01:36 PM   #21
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When my original cats died of old age, we got Sirius, the black cat. She started out really friendly, then got stand-offish after we had her a few months (my husband says she went from sales to tech support.) We brought home a pair of bottle-fed dilute calico kittens and she terrorized them unmercilessly. Then they got bigger than her and discovered she is a coward and we never had peace in our household after that. If they are together, blood and fur flies, so we have indoor white cats and an indoor-outdoor cat who stays in our finished basement and has a cat door which she seldom uses. The woods are pretty scary for a cowardly cat.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:39 PM   #22
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And, back on topic, the photos I posted are a spicebush swallowtail, which you probably all knew, a green-striped maple worm which turns into a rosy maple moth, and an orange-striped oakworm.

If any of you recognize the larva/caterpillar on the beggartick leaf, I'd be interested in knowing. I had planned to raise him to see what he evolved into, but he escaped the container into my kitchen. One of these days I may have a strange insect flying around and I'll know where it came from.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:55 PM   #23
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Found these pics on my camera, I guess my daughter took them. Two types of tussock moth caterpillars, probably muching down on my trees by the deck.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:18 PM   #24
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Very cute!
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:45 AM   #25
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I know right??? That first photo reminds me of some kind of little terrier puppies chasing each other.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:12 PM   #26
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They do look like little terriers!

Now, does any of you know what this guy is? He was eating the pollen of the zinnias. I've never seen a pink caterpillar before. I am putting up a couple of views so suunto won't tell me I didn't give him enough information.
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Wow! That's amazing!
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Misogada unicolor?

Heliothis virescens?
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #29
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I'll guess it's some kind of noctuid moth.

Saw this red admiral today on a birch tree. I used the zoom all the way, the colors are kind of neat-looking.
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Now, does any of you know what this guy is? He was eating the pollen of the zinnias. I've never seen a pink caterpillar before. I am putting up a couple of views so suunto won't tell me I didn't give him enough information.
I'd guess him to be a TOBACCO BUDWORM They tend to take on the color of the plant they're eating.
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